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1 - Lincolnton Animal Hospital - Nov 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Runaway Teen
Alexis Pack, 15, was last seen around 5 p.m. on January 23, 2020 after stating she was going to check the mail outside her home in the 200 block of Camelot Lane, Vale, NC.
Friday, January 24, 2020

Woman Charged With Larceny Of A Firearm
A woman, who lists her address as homeless in Catawba County, has been charged with stealing a firearm from her parent’s home in Lincoln County.
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hot Topic: Second Amendment Sanctuaries
Over a dozen North Carolina counties have now passed a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution.  Rutherford and Cherokee were the first to do so.  Since then, Lincoln, Cleveland, Catawba, Alexander, Union, Cabarrus, Pamlico, Davidson, Wilkes, Stokes and Surry counties have passed such a measure.
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Strickland Jailed On Drug Charges--Again
A 29-year-old Lincolnton man has been arrested in Newton on drug charges.  It's nothing new for Joshua Shane Strickland.  He has more than a dozen pending cases in Catawba, Mecklenburg and Gaston counties--and a criminal record dating back a decade.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Man Sentenced To Prison Term On Drug Conviction
A Lincoln County man has been sentenced to a maximum of ten years in prison after pleading guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Man Charged With Assault On A Juvenile By Strangulation
A Lincoln County man was arrested Tuesday (January 21, 2020) on a charge of assault by strangulation.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Missing Runaway Teen Located
Detective M. Lookadoo located the teen in Catawba County around noon today, Jan. 21.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Lincoln County Man Facing Child Sex Assault Charges
A Lincoln County man is facing child sexual assault charges in connection with a report filed in December 2019.
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Juvenile
Kylie Felice Almstead, 16, was last seen at her home on Asbury Church Road on January 17, 2020.
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Catch Bandit
Gastonia Police are seeking the public's health in identifying the person who has been breaking into the Walgreen's on West Franklin Blvd.
Friday, January 17, 2020

Help Needed To Identify Vehicle Break-In Suspect
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects who broke into a vehicle on January 12, 2020.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Two People Facing Charges In Theft Of Firearm
Two people are facing charges in connection with the theft of a Smith and Wesson .357 pistol.
Monday, January 13, 2020

Dallas Woman Arrested On Probation Violations & Drug Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators assisted North Carolina Probation and Parole with the arrest of a Dallas, N.C. woman on January 9, 2020 as she arrived at a residence on Rhodes Rhyne Road, Lincolnton, N.C.
Monday, January 13, 2020

Gaston County 2nd Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Friday January 3 at 2:21 p.m. Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 100 block Thornburg Road in Dallas. The call was in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a skunk.
Friday, January 10, 2020

WLHS Basketball Coach Charged With Assaulting A Fan
A West Lincoln High School basketball coach is facing misdemeanor charges after assaulting a fan following a basketball game Tuesday night.
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Gaston County 1st Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Friday January 2 at 4:16 p.m. Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 300 block of Armstrong Park Road Gastonia. The call was in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a raccoon.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

LCSO Offers Safety Program For Area Churches
In light of recent incidents that have occurred at places of worship throughout the country the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office would like to offer the following tips to help maintain safety in Places of Worship.
Thursday, January 2, 2020

NC Silver Alert Issued For Missing Woman (Updated - Found)
The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued today (Dec. 31) a Silver Alert for Beth Rice Howard who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Dive Team Assists With Stolen Truck Found In Moss Lake
The 5-person team was called to assist on Friday afternoon (December 27, 2019) in connection with the sunken vehicle and unknown if it was occupied.
Monday, December 30, 2019

Christmas--A Time of Joy...And Sorrow
If you made it through Christmas, be thankful.  Some didn't.  Cherryville Police are investigating a fatal accident in which a pedestrian was apparently struck by a vehicle Wednesday night.  An Iron Station couple lost part of their home, their pet and more.  A Dallas man died in a fire that consumed his home shortly before Christmas.
Friday, December 27, 2019

Call Leads To Three Arrests Including Wanted Sex Offender
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance call on Swanson Road on December 22, 2019 which led to three arrests including a registered sex offender wanted for failure to report a change of address.
Monday, December 23, 2019

LCSO 2019 Officers Of The Year Awards Announced
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers of the year awards were presented Friday to a dedicated detention officer and a patrol Sergeant. Two new awards were also presented this year.
Friday, December 20, 2019

Belmont Woman Charged With Identity Theft
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Belmont woman with eight felony counts of identity theft.
Friday, December 20, 2019

Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Off Duty Motorcycle Accident
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy died Sunday in an off duty motorcycle crash on Wilma Sigmon Road in Lincolnton.
Monday, December 16, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Begin Delivery Of Toys For Tots
Deputies will be delivering the toys for the next 10 days in each of the four districts.  Thanks to everyone for your help in this important outreach.
Friday, December 13, 2019

Convicted Sex Offender Fails To Register Change Of Address
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a convicted sex offender who failed to register a change of address.
Friday, December 13, 2019

Robbery Suspect Caught
A robbery suspect was nabbed quickly on Thursday thanks to a  Longview Police officer.
Friday, December 13, 2019

Search Warrant Executed At Western Lincoln County Residence
A year-long drug investigation ended with the arrest of a western Lincoln County man early this morning. (December 12, 2019)
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Joint Law Enforcement Operation Leads To Two Arrests
Through a joint operation by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office narcotics investigators, Lincolnton Police and the North Carolina Highway Patrol, two Illinois residents were arrested and drugs and money seized.
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lincoln County Woman Charged With Felony Larceny By Employee
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincoln County woman with stealing money from the business where she was working.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Detectives Investigate Vehicle Break-Ins At Homes & Churches
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins to unlocked and locked vehicles at two churches on Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC, a residential area off Startown Road and Rolling Meadow Lane and Stoney Creek Drive east of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Stanley Man Tries To Elude Arrest; Officer Injured
A vehicle chase with speed approaching 100 miles an hour led to a wreck and foot chase of the suspect.
Monday, December 9, 2019

Two Arrested Following Assault In Western Lincoln County
Two people were arrested following an altercation in the 800 block of NC Highway 18 Friday afternoon (December 6, 2019) that involved a shot being fired into an occupied vehicle.
Monday, December 9, 2019

New Stop Signs
Lincolnton has more stop signs this week.
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Second Person Charged In CBD Oils Theft Arrested
A second person charged in the November 12, 2019 break-in at Alternative Health on North Highway 16 Business in Denver, NC has been arrested.
Friday, December 6, 2019

Couple Missing From Lincoln County Located In Lenoir
A couple who went missing from Lincoln County on Monday, December 2, 2019, has been located.
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Silver Alert Issued For Elderly Couple Last Seen In Denver
A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing endangered husband and wife who were last seen at the residence of a son in Denver. Authorities believe the couple could possibly be in Tennessee.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Gaston County Has 16th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2019
On Sunday November 29 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 100 block of Z.A. Hunter Road in Bessemer City. The call was in reference to a possible rabid skunk that the family dog had killed.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

One Of Two Men Charged In Theft Of CBD Oils Arrested
One of two people charged in the November 12, 2019 break-in at Alternative Health on North Highway 16 Business in Denver, NC has been arrested. The second is being sought.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Recovered Vehicle, Drug Charges & False Information
A traffic stop on Reepsville Road on November 29, led to the arrest of two people on a number of charges including possession of a stolen vehicle abd drug charges; and the driver giving officers his brother's name as identification.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Detectives Investigating Catalytic Converter Thefts
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a number of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles parked in business and church parking lots.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Gastonia Man Charged With Writing Bad Checks
A Gastonia man has been charged with passing bad checks at a local convenience store.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Cargiver Charged With Theft From Elderly Man
A Crouse man was arrested today in connection with the theft of money from an elderly Lincoln County man.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Catawba County Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of Minors
Charges stem from an ongoing investigation into Matthews alleged possession of thousands of images of child pornography obtained via the internet. 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

This Time Bandit Used Knife
Another armed robbery has been reported in Catawba County.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Man Killed In Gastonia Wreck (UPDATED)
A man was killed Sunday evening when his car ran underneath the trailer as a tractor-trailer backed across the lane of traffic in east Gastonia.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Detention Officer Killed In Wreck
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer Jonathan Gidney was killed in a Catawba County traffic accident as we reported earlier.  We have since learned more details and have updated our article.
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Teacher Faces Sexual Misconduct Charges
A former teacher in the Cleveland County Schools has been charged with taking indecent liberties with one of her students.
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Home Invasion, Kidnapping, Shooting & Armed Robbery
Hickory Police are investigating a home invasion, kidnapping and shooting that occurred on Tuesday evening (Nov. 19th) and an armed robbery Wednesday (Nov. 20th).
Thursday, November 21, 2019

New Communications Center Now Open
Lincoln County's new Emergency Communications Center is located at 911 Hollis Henderson Drive.  Chances are you may never drive by and see it, but it is better equipped than ever to send help when you need it.
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Another Rabies Case In Gaston County
Gaston County has recorded its 15th case of rabies for 2019.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Man Arrested In Ohio For Crimes Here Five Years Ago
A man wanted for crimes that occurred in Cleveland and Lincoln Counties almost five years ago has been arrested.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Second Person Charged In Gastonia Homicide
Gastonia Police have charged a second person in connection with the shooting death of a Cherryville man Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Human Trafficking?
A traffic stop on Interstate 85 near Kings Mountain resulted in the arrest of the driver of a van and suspected human trafficking, according to police.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Murder
A young Shelby man has been charged with murder in a death of a young Cherryville man in Gastonia on Sunday (Nov. 17th).
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Identify Robbery Suspects
On Sunday night, November 17, at approximately 9:02 p.m. the Lincolnton Police Department Patrol Division responded to an armed robbery call at the OM Market located at 851 South Laurel Street in Lincolnton. 
Monday, November 18, 2019

Hickory Police Asking For Public Help In Finding Suspect
Hickory Police say a reward is now being offered for helping them locate a man wanted on multiple charges.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Suspect Sought In Animal Cruelty Case
Gaston County Police are investigating a case of cruelty to an animal in which a man threw a caged bunny into Rankin Lake.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

New Hickory Police Officers
The City of Hickory has five new police officers.  They were sworn in at a ceremony on Friday (Nov. 15th).
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sheriff's Office Partners With Local Toys For Tots
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots program in Lincoln County to identify needy children this holiday season.
Thursday, November 14, 2019

CBD Oils Stolen In Eastern Lincoln County Break-In
On November 12, 2019 around 11 p.m. deputies were dispatched to Alternative Health at 4359 N NC 16 Business Hwy where a burglar alarm involving glass breakage was reported.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

City Council Approves Exterior Colors For Police Department
The architect submitted four different renderings of possible exterior colors. The Council selected the first option of red, gray and brown. Also, Lt. Robert “Tony” Hallman was honored on his upcoming retirement.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Dallas Teen Charged With Sex Offense
A young Dallas man has been charged with a sex offense involving a child.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Man Killed After Threatening Officers With Gun
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says an officer involved shooting incident that left a man dead Friday evening.
Friday, November 8, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Wearing Updated Uniforms & Vests
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are wearing updated uniforms and new bullet proof vests that allow the officers to be more mobile and comfortable.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Attempted Suicide In County Jail
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted suicide in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center Tuesday night. (November 5, 2019)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Former Teacher/Coach Admits To Having Sex With Students
A former teacher and coach at Fred T. Foard High School will serve a prison sentence of 32 to 58 months for having sexual relations with two female students.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

8th Case Of Rabies This Year In Catawba County
Another case of rabies has been confirmed in Catawba County--the 8th this year.  Fortunately, the dogs that encountered a rabid skunk had their rabies shots, so they only needed a booster.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Detectives Charge Lincolnton Man With Four Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincolnton man with four felony break-ins including three at the same location.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Lincoln County Man Stabbed, Suspect Arrested
A Lincoln County man remains hospitalized and another man is in jail following a stabbing incident on Saturday night, November 2.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Arrested; Failure Report Address Change
A registered sex offender who failed to report a change of address was taken into custody Thursday night, October 31.
Friday, November 1, 2019

Local, State & Federal Investigation Leads To Drug Arrests
During the last six months a collaborative investigative effort into the distribution of cocaine, heroin and marijuana centered around the local area led to the arrests.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Seventh Rabies Case Of 2019 Confirmed In Catawba County
Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the county’s seventh rabies case of 2019 following an incident in Maiden. Previous cases reported to the county this year occurred in Claremont, Hickory, Maiden and Newton.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Deputies Searching For Registered Sex Offender
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a registered sex offender who failed to report a change of address.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

First Of Ten Indicted By Grand Jury Arrested
The Lincoln County Grand Jury handed down drug indictments on ten people at their October 28, 2019 session.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Attempt To Elude Traffic Stop Leads To Fugitive Arrest & Drug Charges
An attempt to flee a traffic stop has landed two men in jail, one as a Fugitive from Justice and both on drug charges.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Deputies Arrest Statesville Man Wanted In Break-In
Robinette is charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, 2nd degree burglary of an unoccupied building, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He was also charged with misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and possession of a controlled substance on jail grounds.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

One Dog, Truck Still Missing
An Alabama couple says one of their two dogs and their truck, which they reported stolen two weeks ago, are still missing.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Man Wanted In Connection With A Residential Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are still searching for an Iredell County man who broke into a residence in the 900 block of McRee Road early Sunday morning.
Monday, October 28, 2019

Man Arrested During Burglary In Progress
A Hickory man was arrested Friday (October 25, 2019) inside an Iron Station man’s outbuilding.
Monday, October 28, 2019
























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